Laramie County Project Lifesaver
Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.
The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
How it Works
There are three key components utilized by the Project Lifesaver program which enable first responders to achieve the program’s mission of “bringing loved ones home.”
1. Cutting Edge Technology
Clients enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver team that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer’s area with a mobile tracking system. Recovery times for Project Lifesaver agencies average 30 minutes, which is 95% less time than standard operations without the program.
2. Innovative Search and Rescue Methods
Project Lifesaver has strategically designed methods and techniques for the specific use of recovering individuals with a cognitive condition. When applied by first responders, these strategies enable efficient rescue of an eloped client.
3. Community Policing Courses
Project Lifesaver provides first responders with a basic understanding of cognitive conditions, giving them the necessary tools needed to respond to an elopement, and to assess and effectively manage the safe and comfortable return of an eloped client.
How to Enroll
Family members or caregivers who wish to enroll their loved one in Project Lifesaver can contact:
make a donation
The Laramie County Project Lifesaver program operates primarily through grants and donations. All donations are tax deductible and are accepted through:
Cheyenne Police Department
c/o Officer Juschka
415 West 18th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001